January 2017 - Oakhaven Hospice     www.oakhavenhospice.co.uk

Oakhaven Trust provides specialist palliative care and support to those facing life-threatening illness and their loved ones in both a home and hospice setting. The team of specialist Oakhaven nurses, doctors, counsellors and physiotherapist ease physical symptoms and offer psychological, spiritual and social support. Their care is tailored to suit the needs of each individual and, with a blend of expertise and compassion, the team offers support for people when they most need it. Only a small percentage of Oakhaven’s running costs are met by the NHS, with donated income and volunteer activity meeting all other overheads.
Contact Dick Drown

February 2017 - Aid for  Romania 
Aid for  Romania provides support for families facing problems caused by various disabilities. Mobility equipment is regularly sent to  Romania 
together with visits by teams of medical specialists.  Children in families are sponsored through school and further education.  The group works with local partners to help make a difference. Contact Tim and Liz Dodwell 

March 2017 - Kigeme , Rwanda - our deanery Link Parish
For a number of years we have had a strong and fruitful link with the Diocese and Parish of Kigeme in  
Rwanda . Our Deanery is linked with the province of  Rwanda and has an active mission committee that works to serve and develop this link. We have been helped by the personal link through Jenny Noyelle, a church member, who for a number of years taught in the  Kigeme  Secondary School and then in Diocesan Office. We have supported a number of building and training projects and have welcomed several Rwandan visitors in recent years.  For news on Rwanda Reborn - the Deanery Project  click here Contact Neil Smart 

April 2017 - The  Jerusalem & the  Middle East  Church Association (JMECA)    www.jmeca.org.uk

JMECA is a charity which aims to encourage support in prayer, money and personal service for the religious and other charitable work of the four self governing Dioceses,  Jerusalem , Egypt , Iran and  Cyprus . Together they form the Province of the Episcopal (Anglican) Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East which was formed in 1976 and covers an immense geographical area. This includes the lands of the Bible and where Islam predominates today. There are churches in places where poverty, civil strife and religious problems are commonplace. Contact  Tony Foulger  

May 2017 - Church Mission Society www.cms-uk.org

The CMS is an evangelical mission working to see a world transformed by the love of Jesus. Born in 1799, as a movement within the Anglican Church committed to evangelism and the ending of slavery, it now works in more than 40 countries, supporting about 400 people in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, South America and Europe. We are linked with two CMS doctors who work at Gahini in Rwanda.  CMS seeks to be Christ-centred and Bible-based, affirming the inspiration and authority of the Christian Scriptures. Contact Jenny Noyelle

June 2017 - _Open Doors http://www.opendoorsuk.org/

Open Doors is an international ministry serving persecuted Christians and churches worldwide. We supply bibles, leadership, training, literacy programmes, livelihood support and advocacy services. We also seek to mobilise the church in the UK & Ireland to serve Christians living under religious persecution
 Contact Olly Grant

July 2017 - Brockenhurst & Sway Day Care Centre
The Day Centre is an independent self-funding Day Centre run under the auspices of Age Concern Hampshire. The group, for up to 15 people, who are referred through the local Surgeries, meets every Friday at the Village Hall in Brockenhurst, with various activities, entertainments and outings arranged throughout the year. The Centre is staffed by a manager, a cook and a team of dedicated volunteers. Contact Elaine Chester

August 2017 - SAT 7    www.sat7.org
SAT- 7 is a Christian, satellite television network, broadcasting across the Middle East and  
North Africa in the regions three most widely spoken languages, Arabic, Farsi and Turkish. Middle Eastern Christians produce and transmit the programmes in partnership with Christians from around the world. As a viewer from  Egypt has said "Through SAT 7, Christ is speaking our language in an accent we can understand".  Contact John Broadley

September 2017 - Tearfund       www.tearfund.org
Tearfund is The Evangelical Alliance Relief Fund, which began in the late 1960’s to enable and fund people in need via partner organisations such as local Churches. Tear Fund help to respond to natural disasters as well as working to prevent or eliminate their effects in vulnerable communities.  Our local group meet for up-to-date information and prayer on alternate months. Contact Sue Moss

October 2017 - New Forest Mencap (Gateway Club)       http://www.newforestmencap.org.uk/
New Forest Mencap has been providing support and services for people with learning disabilities since the 1960′s. New Forest Gateway Club and the Saturday Clubs were formed in the late 1980′s with Brockenhurst Gateway Club being started some 15 years ago.
These clubs provide a wide range of activities for Members and organise visits and outings all helping members to develop social and other skills. The Nedderman Centre is both the headquaters of NFM and also has a range of other community based groups using the facility. The NFM shop in New Milton was started in 1990 and continues to provide work experience for people with learning disabilities. Contact Janet McDonald

November 2017 - Bible society      www.biblesociety.org.uk
We are passionate about ending Bible poverty, and working for a day when the Bible’s God-given revelation, inspiration and wisdom is shaping lives and communities of people everywhere. Our task is urgent because of what people communities and even nations lose by not coming to embrace the Bibles life-changing message. That’s why we are working to make the Bible available in the most relevant form. Making the Bible heard in Church and around the world. Paul writes:’ So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.’(Romans 10.17) Bible Society’s audio-Scripture program, Faith comes by Hearing, pays tribute to the key role that oral communication still plays in many of today’s cultures. Audio New Testaments are available in over 200 languages. Contact Wendy Lay

December 2017 - Refugees

CLEAR - http://www.clearproject.org.uk
BAsed in Southampton - CLEAR offers advice, information and guidance for refugees and asylum seekers. CLEAR’semployment service provides support to clients with their job search process. contact Sue Moss

ICC - http://www.internationalchristianconsulate.com

The International Christian Consulate (ICC) was established in 2015 as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) to protect the growing needs and interests of Christians in the Middle East, especially those fleeing persecution or subject to discrimination in their home nations.  

The work of the ICC includes:

  • Raising awareness in the West
  • Engaging in public diplomacy on the behalf of persecuted Christians
  • Provision of temporary, emergency support and aid
  • Acting as a point of contact/referral and coordination with other NGOs
  • Liaising with the UNHCR, UN and European governments on matters related to humanitarian aid and refugee registration.
  • Negotiating on behalf of refugees, entry visas to Europe
  • Supporting existing Christian communities where they are in the region, including: Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Israel & the OPTs, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan
    Contact Cynthia Wilson